CHINA 14,960 travelers recover property lost during China's festival travel rush


14,960 travelers recover property lost during China's festival travel rush


03:28, February 26, 2019

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A little girl carrying luggage heads to Chongqing North Railway Station with her family, February 20, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

Chinese railway police nationwide have helped more than 14,960 travelers find their lost property since the Spring Festival travel rush started on January 21.

According to the authorities, over 28.2 million yuan (about $4.2 million dollars) worth of items were returned to their owners.

Police tighten security supervision in Wuchang Railway Station, Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, February 8, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

A 67-year-old Mr. Li lost his bag at the Beijing South Railway Station on February 17, including tickets, several bank cards and over 700 yuan (104 U.S. dollars) in cash. Upon hearing the news, the police immediately looked into the surveillance video. Based on Li's walking route, the police found his belongings on the seat of the waiting room.

On February 19, a policeman on high-speed train G1328 received a phone call from a passenger who had left a black leather backpack on a carriage. The bag contained 8,600 yuan ($1,300 dollars) in cash and some bank cards. The policeman rushed to the carriage and found the bag. Fortunately, nothing was missing, and the property was then returned to its owner.

The police helps carry the baggage for passengers at Nanchang Railway Station, February 14, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

During the Spring Festival travel rush, railway police across the country have strengthened information sharing and patrolling to provide greater help to travelers. This year's holiday travel rush lasts until March 1.

(With input from Xinhua)

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